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times do not stop people from getting to the horse races. >> find out how the subway system in moscow is being expanded. >> we have lots of unsettled weather with us across the middle east. on the satellite picture, we see a cloud of cold air. we have a huge blanket of cold air going into iran. even toward the west, it is on subtle. in the next couple of days, these systems will run their way east. the heavier downpours will be pushing away toward the east. they are making their way into parts of afghanistan. the wet weather will stretch through parts of iran. some of the downpours are likely to be heavy. just the tail end of the system affecting us further south. a huge blanket of clouds. it is not giving a lot of what weather in the south. those are moving away as we head toward friday over toward iran. there will be a trailing leg of clouds. over the uae on friday and into saturday as well. it can give us one or two showers here in doha. by>> welcome back. let's recap the headlines. russia is condemning an air strike on syrian soil. it was called a violation of airspace. mali's int
stay with us. we will be live from moscow in a moment to find out why the artistic director stirrer -- the art director of the bolshoi ballet was the attack. sydney, australia's biggest city, has just experienced its hottest day on records with temperatures reaching 145.8 degrees celsius. a heat wave has affected much of the country and invited many huge bushfires. it has affected new south wales and victoria. >> for the people of victoria, these fires are especially terrifying. they were devastated by the black saturday disaster in 2009 in which more than 170 lost their lives. the 40 degree temperatures and raging winds are of similar one wins and intensity. many are of risks from the fast advancing fire france. one person had to be rescued after being trapped in a burning house. a fire crew survived what is called a board over, when flames leaped over their truck. -- a. byrne over, when flames leaped over their truck. for the local wildlife, too, the combination of heat, winds, and dry bushland is potentially deadly. in neighboring new south wales, where fires have been raging sin
the worst? >> well, moscow runs very high as one of our worst cities as far as public transportation, friendliness of taxi drivers. >> as far as safety? >> as far as safety that would be punt cana dominican republic. >> not as safe. >> it's a beautiful there. >> what about shopping? >> for shopping in new york city came in as number one in the strip a trip advisor survey. moscow came in as our least favorite shopping city. >> moscow. don't gom to russia if you want to skop. >> moscow is not doing so well in the survey. >> what about money. hard times for everyone trying to save money. what's the best as far as money? >> to get your biggest bang for the buck go to portugal. the trip add vazor s -- advisor survey says liz ben had the biggest bang for the buck. new york city also didn't fair so well as far as getting the most money out of your traveling. but it is great for shopping. >> you can spend more money shopping and eating out and all of that. what about friend list cities? >> the friendliest cities tokyo came in high for friendly cities but cancun came in as one of the friendli
the north cape of norway and talented to besieged moscow. at that time, the german division are marching along the same route that napoleon took in 1812, on their way to the gate of moscow. the german division are not just -- they were capturing red army soldiers not just by the thousands, but often by hundreds of thousands. they seemed unstoppable amateur prisons were done in the city at night. so hopkins spent two very long evening in the kremlin alone except for interpreters with joseph stalin. that was the first time he met in. hopkins told stalin that the united states was prepared to give the soviet union would've if they needed, whatever they could get there till about the germans. no strings attached, no questions asked. he was criticized for that theater. but from that point forward, stalin -- stalin gave whenever he saw a company you could tell he respect it in. he conferred to have a measure of respect ignited even conferred a bit of trust so it's hard to tell with stalin. but when he saw us colin -- when he saw hopkins, he walked across the room. walked across the room to mee
into a we sieged moscow. and atta time the german divisions were marching along the same route that napoleon took if 1812 on their way to the gates of moscow. they were, the german divisions were not just -- they were capturing red army soldiers not just by the thousands, but often by the hundreds of thousands. they seemed unstoppable. so, and the germans were bombing thety at night. so -- the city at night. so hopkins spent two very long evenings in the kremlin alone except for interpreters with josef stalin. that was the first time, of course, he'd met him. and hopkins told stalin that the united states was prepared to give the soviet union whatever they needed, whatever they could get there, whatever they needed to hold off the germans. no strings attached, no questions asked. he'd be criticized for that later. but from that point forward, stalin, stalin gave whenever he saw hopkins, you could tell that he respected him, he conferred on him a measure of respect and might have even conferred a bit of trust, although that's hard to tell with stalin. but he, when he saw stalin at -- when he
conspirators in a plot to give nuclear secrets to moscow. in june north korea invaded south korea to present the u.s. with the choice. turn back the invasion for the key piece on the chessboard of asia and in 1952 whittaker chambers published "witness" which argues the united states faced a transcendent crisis. not of politics or economics but of faith and secular liberalism with a watered-down version. no wonder the liberals have never forgiven chambers nor could they forget him. to offer a few observations from others in the case another man is alger hiss be tissue cannot fully understand chambers without examining hiss. i can call upon inexpert witness tribune reporter edwards who observed alger hiss 500 hours during the congressional hearings in the two trials resulting in his conviction. april 1956 mr. edwards, my father, addressed a large audience of undergraduates at princeton before his long negative hiss was scheduled to speak. alger hiss on foreign policy? what else can one say about the invitation one is politically correct always political correct. [laughter] here is what edwards
. >> that is because moscow imposed a hefty tax on the spirit in a bid to curb the country's high alcoholism rate. >> russia's favorite beverage got a lot more expensive. they will have to swallow a new alcohol tax. russians are trying to laugh it off. >> i used to get to know a man and he would buy me a fine bottle of bubbly, now it barely buys a cheap sparkling wine. it is a real shame. >> the kremlin wants russians to drink less. alcohol ads banned since last summer and the new tax hike is an attempt to quench the country's thirst for hard liquor. many believe it is not dangerous if they only drink a little. but it is. you don't have to be an alcoholic to die from drinking too much. many do not take that seriously. >> in big cities like moscow temp rance is the latest buzz word among the rising middle class. but for many russians the love affair with vodka dies hard. >> a "new york times" correspondent has become the latest foreign journalist forced out of china. they have left beijing after authorities denied the reporter a new visa. >> after the "new york times" published critical articles a
into besieged moscow, at that time the german divisions are marching along the same route to the gates of moscow. they were captured not just by the thousands, but by the hundreds of thousands. so hopkins spent two very long evening. whatever they needed, whatever they could get to hold off the germans. no strings attached. no questions asked. from that point forward, stall and respected him. he had a measure of respect. when he saw hopkins, he walked across the room to him. he greeted hopkins. he told people that hopkins spoke -- i won't be able to say this in russian -- it was translated to mean according to the soul of the body. in russian, that was very much an important accolade that denoted strength of character and compassion the key to victory was holding together the coalition. churchill used to be an off of hopkins ability to focus. so the notable story, the story that's never been told in this book of significance is how harry brought to a conclusion the hardest thoughts and words of john keegan. and that was a decision to invade north africa in 1942 instead of doing what marshall and
and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions and whether they would work. >>> and, finally, this is the signature of the man who might be the next treasury secretary. we'll look back through history to see if there's any loopy president. speaking of secretaries of the treasury three former holders of the office and many other statesmen and women offering advice to the president on a new gps special tonight "memo to the president, road map for a second term." tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> first, here's my take. chuck hagel's nomination as america's next secretary of defense has drawn fire from people who say he's outside of the main stream. in fact, he's a pretty straight forward, traditional republican on most issues with a reluctance to go to war, born of knowledge and experience. where hagel does appear out of the mainstream in washingto
secrets to moscow. in june, north korea invaded south korea and presented the u.s. with a choice, turn back the invasion or allow the communists to secure a key piece on the chessboard of asia. in 1952 whitaker chambers published "witness". which argued that the united states faced a transcendent, not a transitory crisis, was not one of politics or economics but of faith, and secular liberalism, a watered-down version, no wonder the liberals have never forgiven chambers nor have they been neighbor able to forgive him. and i know stan will be talking about a little bit. that man is alger hiss. and chambers and his place in history without examining alger hiss. willard edwards, observed alger hiss for an estimated 500 hours. in april of 1956, mr. edwards, my father, addressed a large audience of undergraduates at princeton, the evening before alger hiss was scheduled to speak at the university about u.s. foreign policy. alger hiss on foreign policy. here are some of the things edwards said to the assembled stewards, quote, you will be observing, as adroit and charming personality as i ha
-conspirators in a plot to give nuclear secrets to moscow. and in june, north korea invaded south korea and presented the u.s. with a choice, turn back the invasion or all of the communists to secure a key piece on the chessboard of asia and in 1952, whitaker chambers published witness, which argued that the united states faced a transcendent, not a transitory crisis, that the crisis was not one of politics or economics but of faith, and a secular liberalism, the dominant of the day, was a watered-down version of communism. no wonder the liberals have never forgiven chambers, nor have they been able to forget him. at this point on want to offer a few observations about the other man on the case, a man who will be talking in a little bit from, that man is of course alger hiss. i do not believe you can fully understand and chambers and his place in history without examining alger hiss. i am able to call upon an expert witness, chicago tribune reporter weathered edwards who observed alger hiss for estimated 500 hours during the congressional hearings and two trials resulting in alger hiss's conviction.
outside his home. as we report from moscow, there is shock about what is being regarded as a wide attack on the cultural institution. >> the nature of the attack there is none of the grace or arc usually associated with ballet. police say he was attacked close to his home. a masked man threw acid in his face before running away. >> i got scared. i thought he was going to shoot me. i could not see much. i turned around to run away, but he overtook me. i was wearing a hood, but he put the acid right on me. >> a celebrated dancer, seen here performing in "swan lake." he had been working as the artistic director of the bolshoi for almost two years, but it is his job that has sometimes led him to conflict. >> something absolutely horrible has happened. it is hard to believe such a thing could happen in the theater world. it is like going back to the chaos of the 1990's. but what does it have to do with the theater? it is a big tragedy for all of us. we are shocked. >> they opened just over one year ago after a renovation. but it has not been enough to heal all of the cracks within the company
returned to moscow to play during the lockout. be despite a substantial salary cut, he is back in the ssa. >> i get excited and pray we get on the road together and that's kind of my mission. >> but his teammate johner skin said it may take over players a bit more time to get back in form. >> i don't think any of the guys are in tip top game form other than the guys that played in europe. but it takes a little bit of getting used to. maybe a game or so. >> for all their excitement, some fans aren't quite ready to forgive players. the lockout tried both their patience and loyalty. >> as a fan, you sit here and you're, like, guys, really? i'm making my monthly mortgage payment and putting food on the table for my kids and you're worried about a million-dollar bonus. >> but most fans seem willing to move on and tune in when the capitals face-off with tampa bay. >> american airplane bowing has suspended deliverries of its 787 dreamliner. safety experts are examining the plane's battery and electrical systems. the aircraft are being kept on the ground after a global alert. one of the jets was
from the scientists monitoring them in a moscow hangar. they even carried out in space work in a sand pit. what was impossible, though, was to mock up the weightlessness they would experience on a real journey into space. a mission to mars is still decades away, and scientists will have to design a spacecraft that could endure such a long journey. but the experiment was trying to find out is what the impact might be on the human mind and body. when the men emerged from the capsule almost a year and a half after going in, there were smiles for the camera. but the study certainly took its toll. within weeks of the mission starting, there were changes in some of the men's sleeping patterns. >> we found the crew members, many of them increased their sleep time with time in mission but there was one crewmember consciously or subconsciously at salicylate shorter and shorter, and he was the one who was responsible for 80% of the errors. >> what is telling, though, is while the capsule of the men did not go anywhere they did complete the experiment, determined to do the groundwork for future
. the picture in moscow, somewhere used to getting a lot of snow, but two storms over the weekend, has caused quite a problem in the capital. here we have a couple of storms, one on sunday and one last friday, hit the city, in response, thousands of workers with snow plows were deployed to clean up the roads and the city became paralyzed because of the excess snow. let's take a look at temperatures. moscow is going to be falling to a minus 15. very chilly. that is the high temperature, minus 7 in stockholm and berlin. minus 2 in vienna. athens, 16 degrees forecast for your tuesday. here is the extended forecast. >>> once again, our lead story. seven japanese workers have been confirmed dead in algeria. prime minister abe received confirmation from the parliamentary vice prime minister at a task force meeting in tokyo. he was sent to algeria to determine the fate of workers from engineering firm jgc corporation. also, algerian prime minister says 37 hostages from eight countries have been killed by islamic militants. we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. -- capti
a checkpoint south of baghdad. more than 70 russians and tends hearings arrived in moscow after being evacuated from syria. -- and 10 syrians arrived in moscow after being evacuated from syria. the opposition is refusing to begin ocean with the president assad government. >> regretfully, they reject any attempt to maintain dialogue and they continue to be antagonistic and our partners, unfortunately, are encouraging them and doing everything necessary to continue. so far, i repeat, everything is blocked by the fanatical efforts of the opposition forces. their intention is to dismantle the regime. it's two separate attacks in northern nigeria have killed 23 people there. 18 people were killed by fighters suspected to be from bokaharam. the u.s. government is confirming three of its citizens were killed in the hostage siege in algeria. the malaysian government said that one of its citizens died there. at least 37 workers and 39 fighters were killed. the nigerian army are still working -- are still looking for foreign workers. french media say they were collecting their belongings before being mov
moscow. >> ahead of the debate inside the russian parliament, there was drama outside on the street. gay-rights activists. police detained 20 people. later, military police turned their attention to the controversial bill. pass the first hearing by a huge margin. it will prohibit the spread of homosexual propaganda in the wording which presence of children. it would mean across russia public events promoting gay rights could be broken up and the organizers find -- fined. >> we see open propaganda that harms. young people will decide on their own how to live in the future and what orientation to choose. >> this draft bill sends a bad signal to society of repression and limitation of civil rights guaranteed by the constitution of the russian federation. >> several russian cities have already passed similar local laws. the move to legislate on the federal level enjoys popular support. surveys showed 2/3 of the russian public find homosexuality morally unacceptable. the bill has been criticized by human-rights groups, including the kremlin's human rights council. bbc news in moscow. >> stock
business, and this would drive the overall economy. >> now on to other news. in moscow, the internet video that made the punt rock band -- punk rock band pussy riot famous. two members are serving long term prison sentences. the third activist had her prison sentence suspended. >> for the moment, the video is still accessible online, even in russia, but that is about to change. the moscow court ruled that the video contravenes a russian law on extremism intended to stop neo-nazis and terrorists. >> the judge rejected the appeal against a ruling from a lower court in november, thus of holding the -- upholding the ban. that means internet providers have to block the footage or face a fine. one member says the ban is simple censorship. >> it is quite clear that the state apparatus wants to make sure that nobody is able to see it. or they want to take revenge on us because we dared to criticize them publicly. >> implementation of the ban may be difficult as the video is available on many web sites -- websites that are not based in russia. >> freedom of the press right here in germany has deter
over to snow as it moves into western portions of russia. out there towards moscow getting a few centimeters of accumulation. british alps a short break. right on its heels is another storm system going into thursday. temperature remaining warm for now. this is also going cooling off. as we take a look off towards the east, rather chilly there in moscow and kiev. just below the freezing mark. here's a look at your forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
i've been waiting to bring to you. bbc has been given access to the kremlin in the heart of moscow, often considered a symbol of power. the old fortress is home to the president, monuments, and hidden secrets. lakota our correspondent steve rosenberg, behind the kremlin walls. -- let's go to. to correspondents >> the o our correspondent. >> the archangel cathedral, this is where princes and russian tsars were laid to rest. the western wall is the most prestigious place to be buried. you can see amazing frescoes depicted paradise, the idea being that these pictures would give a nice sendoff to have an for the russian rulers. it's not just the cathedral's which remind you of the imperial past, there's a lot more, as i have discovered. there's one place in the kremlin where you really get appeal for what it must of been like to be a russian czar. it's here in the armory. this museum is a treasure trove of imperial artifacts, packed with things the russians used to it from, put on, and sit on. -- used to eat from. this is a thrown from the only time in history where there were two baza
that emerged in the 1990s in the city of st. peat user berg -- petersburg and came to moscow in the year 2000, and you could sum up the last 20 years of russian history by saying this is the revenge of st. petersburg over moscow as the clans from st. petersburg take over and are very largely without much exaggeration are in command. this is very much a st. petersburg crowd. so it's a history of the e emergence of that crowd, and this is the latest chapter in the 300-year rivalry between the two capitals. so it's a tale of two cities. it's a murder mystery, but i can't give you the names of the guilty ones in every case. but you can draw your own conclusions. there are some marvelous unsolved mysteries that may be unraveled someday and most never will. it used to be said that in russia in the 1990s you could tell if a business was profitable by the bodies that led to the front door. if there were no bodies, it wasn't worth paying attention to because it couldn't possibly be profitable. i'll leave it to your imagination why, for example, the international red cross was highly profitable by that
they thought was on her way. abc's in moscow again tonight. >> reporter: kendra skaggs and her husband were just weeks away from bringing home their adopted daughter, polina, a 5-year-old russian orphan, paralyzed by spina bifida. they visited polina at her orphanage outside moscow, but now wonder if they'll ever see her again. russia banned adoptions to the united states last week in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions -- citing the cases of 19 russian children abused by american parents. for kendra, it's been emotional whiplash. >> you're holding your breath and feeling sick to your stomach and you can't eat and you can't sleep. and -- you just got to hold onto something. >> reporter: but after kendra appeared on "world news" last week, tonight, she's receiving an outpouring of support from some of president putin's own people. russians. on the same side of those american parents. many offering to help. "if you want me to get anything to polina, i will buy it on my account, no problem." one person wrote. "forgive us. we can't protect our kids from the russian government," wrot
bowl arrives. jim axelrod shows us how. and intrigue at the bolshoi. charlie d'agata in moscow on a vicious attack at the world's most famous ballet company. >> this is terrible. this is corruption and this is criminal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it was not a close call for us today. the most amazing story that we saw, hands down, involves a courageous young u.s. army sergeant severely wounded in iraq and the amazing surgery that gave him arms-- two real human arms. the operation on 26-year-old sergeant brendan marrocco of new york was performed in december but today, we got our first look at the results. david martin has the story. >> reporter: when brendan marrocco moved his arms today, he made medical history. >> i feel like i'm getting a second chance to start over after i got hurt. >> reporter: he was gesturing with transplanted arms-- not prosthetic arms, but real arms from an anonymous donor who had died. >> it feels amazing. it's something that i was waiting for for a long time, and now that it
it could be so violent? in russia, it's a bloodsport. from moscow, here is charlie d'agata. >>> reporter: it's a tale of star-crossed lovers, murderous vengeance and betrayal. that's just on stage. behind the scenes, a real-life drama unfolded, of poisonous rivalries and cutthroat competition among russia's top dancers. last week, it spilled out into the open when a masked man threw a jar of acid in the face of sergei filin, the bolshoi's artistic director. suspicion immediately fell on dancers in the company. in this ballet-mad city, where people are as devoted as die- hard sports fans, the attack cut like a dagger. >> this is an outrage, this is corruption and this is criminal. >> reporter: anastasia volochkova was a prima ballerina with the bolshoi in 2003 before she was fired for being overweight. she told us about the jealousies among the dancers. >> cut the ribbons half, it breaks when danced. i know what is -- >> reporter: so people sabotaged your shoes. >> people sabotaged, exactly. >> reporter: the walls of the bolshoi the
moscow as they take over and are very largely without much exaggeration are in command. this is very much a saint peter berg crowd. it it's a history of the emergence of the crowd. it's the latest chapter in the 300-year rivalry between the two capitals. it's the tale of two cities. it's a murder mystery that i can't give you the names of the guilty ones in every case. you can draw your own conclusions. there are some marvelous unsolved mysteries that may be unralphed someday. it used to be said in russia in 1990 you could fell the business was profitable from the trail of bodies that lead to the front door. if there were no bodies it wasn't worth paying attention to. it wasn't profitable. i'll leave it to your imagination where the international red cross was highly profitable by that measure in the 1990s in russia. the subsidies you could get for the import of tax free tobacco and alcohol to benefit good causes such as the red cross. even the science fiction story. what we're dealing here really when you come down it the oil industry in familiar grew up in almost completely isolation
activists in russia joined tens of thousands of people at a rally in moscow and st. petersburg, angry at changes to the adoption laws. new rules ban american citizens from adopting russian children. this is seen as a retaliation from a u.s. law which targets russians accused of human-rights abuses. >> this is one of the biggest protests in moscow in recent months. several thousand people, together, united in their anger against the law that will prevent americans from adopting russian children. security is very tight. we have a police helicopter overhead. some streets have been blocked by the police. some people carry banners showing the russian mp's who backed the band. they say the children will be the ones who miss out because of this. >> when i hear the children who are sick and need care and cannot leave, is a disgrace. it is in human. >> we need to finish with this same president -- >> i have come out because i am sympathetic toward the children and fearful about what is happening in our country. >> last week we did hear that some adoption's already passed by the court will stil
with two egg-shaped pendants. tell me about it with you. my husband's grandmother was living in moscow and had to get out in a hurry in 1918. and she made herself a little bag in which she put some jewels, and tucked it down under her skirt. so, when she was frisked going out of the city-- they couldn't frisk her there. they couldn't frisk her there, that's right. so, it made its way back to this country. and, of course, it's got the magic name in the lid, which always sets the pulse racing doesn't it? and you know what that is, don't you? i do. and what does it say? it says "faberge". yes, it says "k. faberge", which is an indication it comes from the moscow branch of faberge. right, it is. and it's an easter morning present. easter was the great festival-- religious festival in russia. and in the morning easter morning you'd greet your family and friends with the greeting "christos voskres"-- "christ is risen"-- and given an easter egg that was appropriate to your means. the means of this were really quite high because faberge was a very luxurious shop to
adopting children. now, russians in the streets of moscow with a message for president putin. i'm harris falkner, we begin tonight with the constitution, and our second amendment rights, which were front and center on this sunday. our elected leaders, crisscrossing the talk shows, the nation's gun lobby and n.r.a. expressing confidence that an assault weapons ban already being talked about in washington will not make it through congress. the n.r.a. is standing by over concerns of a meeting with vice-president joe biden saying the obama administration needs to stop focusing solely on guns and gun owners. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically, that t they would have addressed what will we do in the future. what will we do about a broken mental health system that allows people potentially violent to be on the streets? >> and a liberal think tank weighing in for the first time shall the center for american progress announcing it's joining a full scale campaign to push for more gun control laws. >> the organizations will be working to work in the states, and ensure at that we
weeks' time. thousands of people are expected to gathering in moscow on sunday to protest against a new law preventing americans from adopting russian children. supporters point to cases where children have been abused or even died in their care but others disagreement >> nicholas is 18 months old and suffered -- suffers from a rare skin condition. the girl has down syndrome. both have been at this center in st. petersburg since they were a few days old and we're told they had met the people from the u.s. who were hoping to adopt them but now that's on hold because a new russian law bars americans from adopting them. >> this is a rare adoption. "i would like my nicholas to have a family because in a state institution sick babies will not survive." about half those living in the home are disabled. their chances of being adopted within russia are slim. in 2011 about a third of all russian children who found permanent families were adopted gi -- by foreigners, the majority with disabilities going to the u.s. the children here are all too young to care about whether they're placed from -- w
. in this luxurious sleigh that carry the empress from saint petersburg to moscow for her coronation. it was pulled by 23 horses. and finally, the oldest carriage in the collection, 400 years old and a gift from james the first of england. in the name of anglo russian french, will give a cyclical peak inside. it is very luxurious. finally, the oldest carriage in the collection, 400 years oldasas presence go, this is not about one. i can't imagine david cameron giving that a peak. >> make sense of international news at >> funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet, los angeles. vo:geico, committed to providing service to its auto insurance customers for over
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union and poland. in moscow, dick confronted nikita khrushchev in an exhibition of american consumer goods. pat once again had her own agenda of visiting orphanages and hospitals. he might have gotten more headlines, but pat's interaction with soviet women and children also made a lasting impression. she actually, there were all kinds of pictures offer happening out candy and bubble gum to the soviet children that made it into "life" magazine. perhaps more importantly, her pointed questions to nikita khrushchev about his wife's absence from the festivities led to mrs. khrushchev as well as the wives of other soviet officials suddenly appearing at the events during the rest of the visit. she told one reporter that she thought it helped to have a woman along on a dip romatic mission. they can -- diplomatic mission. she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of cheers that greeted the nixons as they traveled through the streets of poland. pat, who was not easily rattled, had to fight back tears according to one news account of their arrival in poland. when pat became first lady almost ten ye
. the other side and not much better. moscow with a high of minus 7 on your wednesday. here's a look at the extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. for all of us here at nhk world, thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac --
about 30 or 40 entertainment venues in san francisco, new york, and moscow is. i have a technical question about county transfers. -- and lost vegas. i have a technical question about county transfers. right now, there are very few buildings that you can lease in san francisco anymore. this town has gone nuts in the last five or six months. there are no liquor licenses to purchase. i have strong connections with the liquor licenses on line and some of these people. i am sorry that the top of the list. i have 48 license requests that i cannot fail. i have a two-star michelin restaurant that is moving from downtown out into the mission that the only thing i can do is throw a quick 41 on the place because we can -- because i cannot find a 47 or 848 to do it. i would like you -- or a 48 to do it. i would like to think about some injured county transfers. -- enter-county transfers. there are a lot of restaurants that have a million dollar construction costs and cannot find a license and are freaking out. licensing has gone to about 128,000 this month. we assume they will surely go to 1
east, there were scenes of beauty, like in red square in moscow. one of the biggest celebrations in the world and perhaps the most iconic is right here in times square. hundreds of thousands gathered here to watch the famous waterford crystal ball drop, despite very chilly temperatures. wishing you a very happy new year in times square, wendy gillette, abc news. >> awesome. did you make any new year's resolutions? >> yes. i don't want to work next new year's. no offense against any of you. >> did you work christmas and thanksgiving? >> i've worked every holiday the last year except thanksgiving. >> you definitely earned your keep. next year you deserve at least two out of three. >> we just got here a year ago. we were here for new year's last year and my husband called and said can we do something next year? please don't work. so i will kiss my husband next year. warm sounds good. >>> let's talk about progress in the fight against an old disease. the fda just approached the first new drug in more than 40 year to fight tuberculosis. it's designed specifically to treat tough tb cas
celebrate with a virtuous so show over victoria harbor. fireworks lit up moscow's red square. in dubai, they filmed the midnight moment under the world's tallest building. the gulf states is eager to take its place among the world's best known venues for the dawn of the new year. >> no happy new year in syria. the situation is as great as ever. the bodies of 30 people found with signs of torture in a suburb of damascus. the international peace negotiator of syria urged to push for peace talks between the government and rebels. the country could become a failed state ruled by warlords. in iraq, a wave of attacks killed nearly 23 people and injured more than 80 as a car bomb in a central baghdad neighborhood killed five and wounded 25. seven people were killed and houses. explosions took place in two other cities. but egyptian president has played down the slide in the value of the egyptian pound to a record low. those comments come as central banks launched a new system of the foreign-exchange options to local banks to try to control the value of the egyptian pound. the u.s. secretary o
to then sell to the u.n. security council. >> is there any indication that moscow is prepared, or moving toward the decision of putting its eggs in assad's basket is not the thing to do? are you seeing any shift in russia's position? >> i do not detect a shift in the position exactly. but what i do think what we're seeing is a change in the russian and of a court judgment as to whether or not president bashar al-assad is going to survive politically. until recently cannot -- until recently, the russian conclusion is that he would survive. i think they have come to a different conclusion of together. now is a question of whether the policy it lined up with the alico conclusion. >> you have been working on this. if assad had gone a year ago, would the future of syria be clearer, easier than if he is to go in the next six months, let's say? >> i really believe if president assad had cooperated with a managed, peaceful transition some time back, syria oppose the prospects would be much better than they are now. in -- serious prospects would be much better than they are now. in fact, a consensus was
was convicted of hooliganism after a protest during services in moscow church. >> the taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack targeting the afghan intelligence agency. officials said two guards were killed when the bomber who blew up his car in front of the country's headquarters -- the interior ministry says security forces shot dead four other attackers. >> in iraq, more than 30 people have been killed in a series of attacks that appear to have targeted kurds. two car bombs exploded. one of them blew up outside a kurdish political party office. a third in a nearby town. >> the two biggest airlines have found their entire fleets of boeing 7873liner -- 787 dreamliners. >> it has been having problems for a while. that is the latest in a series of incidents raising real safety concerns. the decision means that half of the global fleet is now temporarily out of service. >> 137 passengers and crew boarded a dreamliner, but a short time later, they found themselves sliding out of a nightmare. five of them were slightly injured in the emergency landing. >> the flight attendant's
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